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WE ARE A COALITION COMMITTED TO USING ART TO REIMAGINE JUSTICE
WE BELIEVE THAT ART CAN TRANSFORM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THAT TOGETHER WE CAN CREATE A MORE JUST WORLD.
INFORM . INSPIRE . ACTION.
The purpose of REIMAGINE JUSTICE is to encourage people to think critically about our justice system and to learn how they could take action.
With a greater respect for the power of grassroots organizing and emerging technology, REIMAGINE JUSTICE connects artists and their audiences to existing campaigns to radically transform the justice system.
Through a series of cutting edge campaigns that includes short form videos, interactive events, and online engagement opportunities, REIMAGINE JUSTICE promotes a bold, new vision for justice in America.
America incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. And the prison system makes $74 billion in profit – equal to the GDP of 133 nations.
Incarceration rates have increased by 700% in the past 40 years despite falling crime rates.
1 in 4 adults – 65 million people – now have a criminal record.
There are more African-Americans in prison or jail, on probation or on parole, than were enslaved in 1850.
If African Americans and Latinos were incarcerated at the same rates as Caucasians, today’s prison populations would decrease by 50%.
Women are the fastest growing group in the criminal justice system, 60% whom are released are re-arrested primarily for technical violations (rather than new crimes).